Archives for April 2015

8 Unique Magna-Tiles Ideas

Do you already own a set of Magna-Tiles, or are you wondering what they’re all about? Here’s a brief overview of why we are in love with our Magna-Tiles, as well as a collection of 8 unique  Magna-Tiles ideas! Follow Buggy and Buddy on Pinterest!   (This post is not sponsored, I just wanted to share […]

3-D Foam Strip Sculpture Activity for Kids

Here is a super simple building and design challenge for kids that is great for promoting creativity and fine motor skills: 3-D foam strip sculptures.  Simply cut some slits into foam strips and get busy creating all kinds of cool creations! (This activity also provides cutting practice!) Follow Buggy and Buddy on Facebook!     See […]

Pasta Mosaic Art Project for Kids

Have you tried making mosaics before? We used a unique art material for our clay mosaics- dyed pasta! We loved using the pasta to create all kinds of unique pictures and designs (and they make the perfect gift for Mother’s Day too). This sensory art project is perfect for all ages! Follow Buggy and Buddy […]

Preschool Balloon Art Activity Inspired by Goodnight Moon

This balloon art inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is perfect for preschool. Not only does it inspire creativity based on the colorful illustrations of Goodnight Moon, but it also provides fine motor and cutting practice too! Follow the Preschool Book Club Pinterest board!   (This post contains affiliate links.)   The Preschool Book Club is back this […]

Rainbow Science for Kids: Exploring Prisms

This week we’re focusing on rainbow science for kids by exploring prisms. Prisms can provide such a fun, hands-on way for kids to observe and hypothesize about light. Here’s some fun ways to use prisms with preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students. *This science activity correlates with Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) 1-PS4-3. Follow our Science for Kids Pinterest board!   […]

15 Ways for Kids to Explore Color Mixing

Kids naturally love to explore color mixing. Whether you’re using paints, playdough, or even ice, color mixing can be a wonderful learning experience and a great way to encourage creativity! Follow our Art for Kids Pinterest board!     My kids are always enthralled with mixing colors. Anytime I get out paints for a project, they are […]

The Keeping Quilt: Family Tree Craft for Kids

The kids and I created family trees resembling quilts after reading The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco.  This activity is a wonderful way to encourage creativity, while also offering a great opportunity to discuss family heritage. Follow our Children’s Books and Activities Pinterest board!     I’m so thrilled to be taking part in Booking Across the USA where kid bloggers […]

Egg Drop Challenge 2015

Here’s one of my kids’ and students’ absolute favorite STEM challenge: an egg drop challenge! In this post you’ll see some egg contraptions from this year’s egg drop project, as well as some free printable recording sheets to use in the classroom. Be sure to also check out the links to past egg drop challenges! Follow our […]